FAQ

What is MTL à TABLE?

It is Montréal’s Restaurant Week. It is an invitation to Montrealers and tourists to celebrate the great variety and richness of our restaurants. For 11 days, MTL à TABLE provides an opportunity to discover new places to eat, to take advantage of fixed-price table d'hôte menus, and to participate in special events offered in 140 restaurants.

When does MTL à TABLE take place?

The third edition of MTL à TABLE will run from Thursday, October 30, to Sunday, November 9, 2014.

What types of menus will be available?

MTL à TABLE will offer three fixed-price dinner menus ($19, $29 and $39 respectively) as well as one late-night menu at $19, after 10 p.m. (participating restaurants only). The fixed-price dinner menu consists of three courses, whereas the late-night menu is determined by individual restaurants. Please note that prices do not include taxes or gratuity.

New in 2014

The Wines of France joins forces with MTL à TABLE this year as partner/presenter. Main courses featured in MTL à TABLE table d'hôte menus will be offered as appropriate meal pairings with the Wines of France.

How can I participate in MTL à TABLE?

It's easy! Simply reserve a table at a participating restaurant or ask for the TASTE MTL menu if you visit a participating restaurant without making a reservation.

If I can’t make it to my reservation, what should I do?

It is very important to notify the restaurant by telephone or via the booking system you originally used to make the reservation.

How can you tell which restaurants are involved?

• By viewing the list of participating restaurant
• By locating establishments bearing the MTL à TABLE logo
• By subscribing to Tourisme Montréal’s gastronomy newsletter

Is it necessary to make reservations?

Reservations are not necessary; however, they are strongly recommended. If you must cancel your reservation, please be so kind as to call and advise the restaurant to that effect. You can reserve by calling the restaurant directly or by booking online.

Will a restaurant's regular menu be available during MTL à TABLE?

This is up to the discretion of each restaurant. Please note that all orders outside the MTL à TABLE menu will be charged at the regular price.

Are there any events related to MTL à TABLE?

Guided tours will be offered. On the menu: an expert guide, tastings, anecdotes and stories about the neighbourhoods visited and their residents, plus the hottest dishes.

Also, for the third year, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) presents Joyeux Novembre (“Happy November”). Ten activities for wine and food lovers are on the menu for this event. The SAQ will have some 2,500 products to sample, 300 artisans from wineries in Quebec and a dozen countries to meet, as well as some 140 Montréal restaurants to discover.

Can I share my dining experience on social media?

Absolutely! Share your dining experiences on social media using the hashtag #TASTEMTL and contribute to the reputation of Montréal's culinary scene and its star chefs!

Who organizes MTL à TABLE?

Tourisme Montréal organizes the MTL à TABLE event in order to position Montréal as a gastronomic destination and to increase restaurant visits in a generally quiet time of year.

Is MTL à TABLE a new concept?

No. This event, known as "Restaurant Week," takes place in most major American cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, as well as in major Canadian centres such as Vancouver and Toronto. These weeks are, for the most part, initiated and organized by the respective host city's Convention and Visitors Office.

Is Montréal known for its cuisine?

Absolutely, and there are many reasons why! Montréal is an award-winning food destination due to the diversity of its cuisine and the quality of its establishments. A member of the World Good Food Cities Network, Montréal has, since 2005, regularly seen its eateries place in the top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada, according to Air Canada's enRoute magazine.

I am a member of the media. How can I get more information?

Please contact one of the following resources, based on your media market:

Montréal media
Pascale Gagnon (gagnon.pascale@tourisme-montreal.org)

National and International media
Catherine Morellon (morellon.catherine@tourisme-montreal.org)

I am a restaurant owner. How can I participate?

If you would like your establishment to participate in MTL à TABLE, please email:

Stéphanie Breton
Manager, Member Services, Partnerships and Relationship Marketing
breton.stephanie@tourisme-montreal.org.